Tag Archives: Jeff Dworkin
The indicators are liking Dallas more and more, and we are getting a reputation around the country for being pretty hot stuff — in our real estate market, that is. According to the latest CoreLogic report, Dallas-area home prices in February were up 7.3 percent from a year ago, February 2011, this in CoreLogic’s latest nationwide price comparison.
You Can’t Spell Jeff Dworkin’s Name Without “Work” — This Affordable Custom Builder Won’t Rest Until His Clients Are Happy
Jeff Dworkin started out working for a big production builder, but decided to strike out on his own to give his clients a custom home that won’t break the bank. We love what JLD Custom Homes offers clients — luxury finishes anyone can afford — and that’s why he’s a CandysDirt.com-approved builder. Dworkin, who is known to go the extra mile for his customers, told us a little more about what motivates him.
No Duh: Dallas & Fort Worth Home Prices Firming Up, Heading Up, Thumbs Up, Less Inventory, Pricier, Dirt is Solid Gold Again?
I think we’ve been saying this in so many words for a few weeks: our market is doing better, much better, and now even Steve Brown my “Debbie Downer” NAREE colleague at the Dallas Morning News is paying attention: He’s even saying our homes (all of them?) may soon cost more: Continue reading
Busy day here yesterday at the ranch, as we emptied and discarded these babies for an Eternal GU 195S on demand hybrid gas fired water heater. In effect, we are going tankless. Woo hoo! These two hot water heaters are 12 years old, about the age when they start to break down. One broke on Christmas Eve, but it was no big deal because our hot water heaters sit in pans that have drains attached — water bugs notified us of the leak while we were at church. We turned off the broken unit and used the other one — the joy of being empty nesters! A few weeks ago, I heard rumblings in hot water heater II — it was loud and bouncy, as if pebbles were popping inside. Was someone having a party in there?
Saturday Six Hundred:106 Degree Plus Days Got You Down? How Does $250 Bucks Sound for Monthly Utilities –MAX?
Not only is this house adorable, well-built, well-located, thoughtfully planned, brand spanking new and close to everything, it’s also the cheapest home you will ever find in Dallas, Texas when it comes to utility costs. Even when it’s 106 degrees. Built by JLD Custom Homes, it’s one of only two local homes whose builders have received the 2011 Oncor Excellence in energy performance award for energy-efficient home building that keeps down costs as well as meets EPA guidelines — a real challenge.
This week the Commerce Department reported that sales and prices of newly constructed single-family homes fell in August despite historically low mortgage rates. Reason: stagnant job market, lots of inventory, and fewer home builders out there churning dirt. We are at about 1970s home building activity, when interest rates were even higher! Last month new home sales slipped 2.3 percent.
Friday Five Hundred Club: Brand Butt Spanking New Prairie Off Greenville Ave, $479,900. Not Even Lying.
This is the exact kind of home that gives Dallas real estate its great reputation for beautiful, new homes that are so affordable you can snap them right up like shoes, almost. And by the way, since this is new construction by master builder Jeff Dworkin JLD Custom Homes—one of my faves. Naturally, you won’t hear about this sale in Case-Shiller (I hear five peeps are circling this puppy). Talk about urban PC, this home has a walkability score off the charts: five minute walk from Greenville Ave shops and restaurants and a ten minute drive from downtown Dallas. You get four bedrooms, three baths, great architectural layout and a master suite that runs the whole length of the home, which includes a walk-in closet the size of a bedroom! Oh, and on top of that: granite counters, hand-scraped hardwoods, stainless steel appliances, tankless water heater, huge backyard and a 125 year-old tree in the front yard. $479,900. 5932 Richmond.
I am seriously impressed!